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Schalk Joubert
Web Developer, This Side Up Media in Cape Town
New Town Art Gallery
in Williamsburg, Virginia
Andrew Cole
Communications Consultant, Self-employed in Cape Town
Old Town Clases
Teacher, Self-employed in Alagon

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Cape Town @ The Assembly
Jun 10, 2009

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Cape Town @ The Assembly
Oct 07, 2009

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Cape Town @ Tafelberg Tavern
Sep 07, 2010

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Cape Town @ The Assembly
Mar 07, 2016

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Cape Town @ Cape Town City Hall
Aug 16, 2016

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Cape Town @ District
Mar 07, 2017

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Cape Town @ District
May 09, 2017

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Cape Town @ District
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Cape Town @ District
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A Christmas Menu Story

BY MELISSA BALFOUR
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 24, 2013

Melissa Balfour displays her holiday cooking habits, and how she celebrates Christmas. She explains the history and inspiration behind her mostly vegan Christmas menu.

 

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The Architecture of Sound

BY STEREOTANK !
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!

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Turning an Entire Town into a Single Hotel

BY MITSUYOSHI MIYAZAKI
@ VOL 131 ON DEC 16, 2015

建築家でデザイナーの宮崎晃吉さんは、 磯崎新アトリエでの勤務を経て現在は母校の東京藝術大学建築科で教鞭をとる一方、 下町情緒漂う谷中で最小文化複合施設 HAGISO を運営されています。注目を集め続ける HAGISO と、2015年秋にオープンした「まちごとホテル」をコンセプトにした宿泊施設 hanare について、プロジェクトの完成までのエピソードを披露します。

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New York: City on a Grid

BY GERARD KOEPPEL
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”

Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!

Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.

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Bringing a Big Boat Back to Life

BY LIZ MCENANEY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Liz McEnaney is an urban historian and preservatioist who has worked in exotic locales such as Maputo, New Delhi, and even New York City! She co-founded BldgBlok - an app that provides tourists with location-based historic content.

Liz's latest restoration project is a big one! The SS Columbia - America's oldest excursion steamship - is making its way back to the Hudson River - listen to her tale of bringing the ship back to life!

Learn more about the SS Columbia project here

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New York: A City of the Living and the Dead

BY ALLISON MEIER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer atHyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. These tours are focused on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as concerned in keeping our memorial sites visible for preservation and remembrance. At PechaKucha Night NYC Vol 16, Allison discusses these often abandoned and forgotten spaces right in the middle of our bustling city - reminding us the importance of slowing down.

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New York via Bike Share

BY SIOBHÁN BRETT
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"It's a straightforward and exciting way of getting around...There's not too many drawbacks with a Citi Bike."

In New York via Bike Share at PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 16Siobhan Brett talks about her love-hate relationship with bicycling via Citi bike, a bike-share program in New York City. Siobhan reviews the different generations of Citi-Bike, and shares stories about the social connections she's made while riding.

Siobhan is a reporter/writer and editor, living and working in New York City. She was born in Alabama, and grew up in Connecticut and the west of Ireland. 

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Origin of Towns and People

BY TAKASHI KATO
@ VOL 141 ON NOV 24, 2016

加藤孝司さんは、 生まれ育った浅草にものごとに対する感性やデザインの感覚を養われ、 現在はデザインジャーナリストとして建築・デザインの分野を横断的に探求し、多数のクリエイティブメディアで執筆活動をされています。今晩のPechaKucha Nightでは、街と人との関係性から生まれるものごとについてお話してくださいます。

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#conlife: Toy Conventions around the World

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 143 ON JAN 25, 2017

"The toys are amazing but the best part is meeting all the people."

Don Kratzer has been involved in the Indie Toy Scene for over a decade and has spent the past year traveling to Toy Conventions all over the world. In #conlife: Toy Conventions around the World, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, he shares his insights into the idiosyncrasies of each local scene and how they relate to the global Art Toy movement.

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Vertical Community Building

BY WESTON WALKER
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Wes Walker uses his 20x20 presentation to discuss architectural responsibility to create moments of human interaction - using Studio Gang Architect's recent projects to highlight social justice and community building by developing methods to occupy the exterior of a building.

Weston Walker is an architect and Design Principal at Studio Gang. He came to New York from Chicago in 2014 to establish the studio’s office in lower Manhattan, which has now grown to a staff of 22 with projects both locally and internationally. His current work includes a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History, a new FDNY firehouse in Brooklyn, a boutique office tower along the High Line, and a residential high-rise in Toronto.

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Flyer for PKN Cape Town Vol. 18

PechaKucha Night in Cape Town Vol. 18 is set for May 8 at The Assembly, and you'll find more details soon on the official event page. The flyer was designed by Pulling Rabbits, with photography by Carmen Davila.

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The Town that Jell-O Built

Who doesn't love Jell-O? The little dessert that could has a fascinating history, and you'll be guided through it in this presentation ("The Town that Jell-O Built") by Dede Taylor, whose family has links to the gelatine treat. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Bozeman Vol. 2.

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The Town That JELL-O Built

Dede Taylor's family history was molded, as it were, by a certain gelatinous dessert: JELL-O. In her presentation (at PKN Bozeman Vol. 2) Taylor takes us down the "Jell-O brick road" of her grandfather's involvement with the household name we now associate with Bill Cosby and J-Lo. We see a small industrial village --Le Roy, New York-- become a modern city with golf courses and an airport, all thanks to this everyman's snack.  This is yesterday's edition of "Presentation of the Day" and was posted today thanks to the January 14th national holiday "Seijin no Hi" (or, Coming of Age Day) here in Japan. We took a break from our computer monitors and watched from indoors as Tokyo was covered with beautiful (and yes, freezing-cold) white blankets of snow. 

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Micro Sofubi

Wait, you didn't think that "Presentation of the Day" was just a weekday thing, did you? We want to make sure that even on a Saturday, you can start the day off with one of our favorites PechaKucha presentations. Today we highlight a presentation by Don Kratzer, from this past Wednesday's PKN Tokyo Vol. 99. What is Micro Sofubi? Let our resident vinyl toy expert guide you through the ins and outs of this category of figures he has so much love for -- and that he hopes you'll love too.

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Don Kratzer

Did you enjoy Don Kratzer's "What Color is Godzilla?" presentation from last week's special PK event? It ended with a "to be continued," which he will do at next week's Vol. 103. Watch Don's Godzilla presentation (with a nod to green heroes) here.Heineken Star LoungeのPechaKuchaにて、緑の怪獣プレゼンテーションで楽しませてくださったDon Kratzerさんが、5月29日のPechaKucha Night 東京にも引き続き登場です!

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Don Kratzer

Don Kratzer is a good friend to PechaKucha, and he will take part in this Friday's PechaKucha Night Vol. 106 -- our PechaKucha Global Night edition -- with a presentation that ties into the series he's done in the past, but also tying in to our "hidden heroes" theme. Watch Don's previous PK presentations.怪獣やフィギュアプレゼンテーションでおなじみのDon Kratzerさんが今回は「隠れたヒーロー」のテーマのための特別な発表を用意してくださいました(9月20日金曜日にて)。

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Toilet Architecture at London Design Festival

PechaKucha will have a big presence at this year's London Design Festival (September 13-21), with multiple "Powered by PechaKucha" events, many of them hosted by PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham. On September 16, the TOTO London Showroom will hold an event event on "Toilet Architecture," with a lineup of presenters that so far includes Professor Barbara Penner (Senior Lecturer in Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL), Alex Mowat (Founder and Creative Director at Urban Salon), Carolyn Trevor (co-founder of Trevor Lahiff Architects), Philippa Turrell (Editor of Kitchen and Bathroom News), and Floyd Case (Specification Manager TOTO UK). Visit the event page for more details.

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PechaKucha at the London Design Festival

As you'll notice if you visit the front page of the site right now, PechaKucha will have a big presence at next week's London Design Festival, with 4 events hosted by PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham: TOTO x PechaKucha (16th), Made in London x PechaKucha (17th), 100% Design x PechaKucha(18th), and Heineken x PechaKucha at TENT LONDON (19th). You can visit our London city page to see all of the event pages.

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Don Kratzer

Don Kratzer is no stranger to the PechaKucha Night stage, and he returns for our Vol. 117 (Wednesday, September 24) to continue his series of presentations covering Japanese toys and figures.

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Japan's Small Town Solutions

Having a third of your country’s population over 60 creates challenging issues in need of unique solutions. Akira Sakano speaks on the ageing, depopulating town of Kamikatsu — one of the smallest in Japan. In “Japan’s Small Town Solutions” from PKN Nishinomiya Vol. 23, Akira speaks of the projects she’s initiated to reduce waste and empower the elderly of small town Japan.